With 61 companies launched that have raised more than $20 million in startup funds and generated nearly $8 million in revenue, this proven methodology can work for you too! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers and grad students to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp. If you have a new, tech-based business idea that you’ve been eager to implement, check out this program. The weekly sessions will be held at 200 Innovation Blvd., and will run on Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 5, 2017, from 2-4 P.M

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The TechCelerator provides up to $1,000 toward startup costs plus the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs at the completion of the course. The top team will receive $10,000 in seed funding to help get the business off the ground.  Not sure if the TechCelerator is right for you? Check out this video of a recent graduation event https://youtu.be/gS0Xcv5AWfI.

Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will be available at no cost. You’ll come away from this experience with a viable business model in addition to a list of networking contacts and a path forward. But, perhaps the most important thing you will gain is the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time for you to start your own tech-business – or not.

The Boot Camp is free of charge, but space is limited. Contact Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.